“The Most Mad Seas: Tales of Sail from Cape Horn and the Southern Ocean” at Channel Islands Maritime Museum

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The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is pleased to present, “The Most Mad Seas: Tales of Sail from Cape Horn and the Southern Ocean”, a lecture to be held on May 17 with local historian and author, Glenn Hening. The Roaring 40s, the Furious 50s, the Screaming 60s – the “most mad seas” of the Great Southern Ocean has been feared by mariners from Magellan and Drake up to today’s round-the-world racing sailors. Mr. Hening’s  presentation of their stories and facts researched for his epic novel “Waves of Warning” will be an exciting opportunity for the armchair adventurer to understand why the old salt told the young greenhorn, who hoped to see monster waves on their upcoming voyage around Cape Horn, “Son, you don’t want to see them.”

Speaker Series is a lecture series held every third Wednesday at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum. Refreshments are served at 6:30 pm and the lecture begins at 7:00 pm.

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is located in Oxnard’s Channel Islands Harbor at 3900 Bluefin Circle. CIMM is open Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am – 4 pm; Sundays from 12 pm – 4 pm; Tuesdays and Wednesdays are open for reserved group tours and private member events. Explore galleries full of rare and beautiful maritime paintings dating back to the 1600’s, more than sixty world-class models of historic ships, rotating thematic fine arts exhibitions, and interactive exhibits that encourage visitors to expand their horizons about everything maritime. Museum entry is $7 for adults, $5 seniors and active military with ID, $3 children (ages 6-17), and free for members and children under 6. Info: cimmvc.org or (805) 984-6260.

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